Students on all the Medieval MA and PhD programmes at York form a large, cosmopolitan and sociable community.
This academic year we have over 60 students registered for MA degrees and 58 for research degrees. Many students at the CMS are from overseas and they come from a wide variety of academic backgrounds.
Social life at the CMS is based around the King's Manor, the former royal residence in the centre of town. The King's Manor is the venue for classes and seminars, and also boasts
Being in the centre of town, classes and events that begin in the King's Manor sometimes continue informally in various venues throughout the city...
Students at the CMS convene research groups where they share their research in the company of teaching staff and fellow students, participate in the regular research seminars, and attend talks given by visiting speakers.
Students have frequent and informal contact with members of staff and fellow students to discuss areas of mutual interest.
The University's Arts and Humanities Research Centre on campus is a valuable resource available to our postgraduate students. This new centre has been created to foster interdisciplinary relationships and support activities across the arts and humanities at York.
The Centre supports the career development of postgraduate students by offering workshops and interdisciplinary training programmes, funding research projects and events, and offering scholarship funding to third year postgraduate students.
A two-floor, wireless, working area for postgrads with great views over the lake and woods on campus is also there for all postgrads to use – useful for trips to the main JB Morrell library on campus.
The Lords of Misrule are a Kings Manor based drama group which puts on medieval plays three times a year in a range of languages.
Middle English is the main language of their productions, but they've branched out into Old Norse, Old English and the occasional smattering of Latin...
Some continuity is provided by higher degree students at the Centre, and others resident in York, but the core of the group has always been made up of students doing the MA in Medieval Studies.
Students at the CMS also have access to all the facilities at the University's main campus in Heslington.
They are members of Wentworth Graduate College at the University's main campus, and the Graduate Student's Association, which represents postgraduates' interest and runs a programme of social events for all York postgraduates throughout the year.
CMS students often live together in the university's city centre properties in Walmgate and Constantine House. For more information, visit the accommodation office website.
Having the centre based at King's Manor in the centre of town provides a great sense of community among both the students and the faculty